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Bob Conway: One Minute Apologist

Updated on October 2, 2011

Many Christians frequently encounter situations where they must give a defense for their beliefs. But many have trouble verbalizing their facts. The art of providing these answers is called apologetics.

Enter Bobby Conway, known as “The one minute apologist,” who makes it abundantly clear apologetics is not learning how to apologize. Conway and his associates answer tough questions about Christianity in a quick, straight forward, credible and down to Earth manner.

Conway quotes the bible scripture 1 Peter 3:15 for those desiring to defend their Christian faith. "...always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect."

He is also the founder and host of the One-Minute Apologist, a You Tube ministry begun in 2009 which provides quick answers to hard questions. He is a conference speaker, radio guest, spokesperson and author of "Hell, Rob Bell and What Happens When People Die?"

Conway grew up in California and up until he was 19, religion was the furthest thing from his mind. Then a friend invited him to hear an evangelist speak. Intrigued by what he heard he went back several more times. He was hooked and accepted Christ as his savior. His life became sharing the gospel and planning his own ministry.

However, as a new convert, Conway encountered the common problem of being unable to make a defense for his beliefs. “Becoming a Christian, no one really taught me how to do evangelism” he said in an interview. He further explained he would go out on the streets and college campuses and found there were many questions he was unable to answer. This stirred up a passion in him to create short, credible answers for those “with a hunger to defend their faith.

Conway is currently pastor of Life Fellowship Church in Charlotte, North Carolina and has the task to “witness and share their faith with different people, polytheists, atheists, pluralists …” He explained further, pointing out that if Christians don’t have the proper knowledge they can’t effectively share the Gospel. “They just don’t know what to say,” he said.

Of course, Conway understands a one minute answer to a difficult question isn’t really sufficient for some in depth material. So he provides his viewers with opportunities for more information at the end of every video. Conway found YouTube was a great way to spread the truth about Christianity with well produced, informative videos. In addition, they can be shared on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.

Many churches today are having a difficult time in teaching their flocks to defend their faith. Conway feels his video ministry will go a long ways in changing all that.

Bobby received his theological training from Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas, Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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      Daffy Duck 6 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

      Just mentioning a subject shouldn't get you attacked. Those that do attack like that aren't worth responding to. Chasuk is right. Don't be afraid of getting attacked, be afraid of not acting simply out of fear. Freedom of Speech!

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      John Young 6 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

      Very good point Chasuk

      Lone77, Thanks But, these days you never know whose going to attack you for even mentioning the subject.

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      Rod Martin Jr 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Beautiful, JY.

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      Chasuk 6 years ago

      Anything that encourages actual thoughtfulness in debate -- whether I agree or disagree is irrelevant -- I support fully. Bravo, Conway.